Involving Ion Exchange, Sequestering Or Chelating Material Patents (Class 426/271)
  • Patent number: 9907328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure composed of ?-cyclodextrin, a linker and a supporter, and a preparation method thereof. The cellulose-adipate-?-cyclodextrin structure of the present invention is effective in removing cholesterol from foods, and the use of the cellulose-adipate-?-cyclodextrin structure may reduce the onset of adult and chronic diseases due to excessive intake of cholesterol, thereby contributing to maintenance, recovery and promotion of health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIENCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Jae Park, Byung Sik Kang
  • Patent number: 9901110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing highly soluble compositions containing purified steviol glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant extract, more particularly Rebaudioside D. Obtained highly soluble compositions are useful as non-caloric sweeteners or in combination with sugar or high intensity sweeteners in edible and chewable compositions such as beverages, confectionaries, bakery products, chewing gums and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Avetik Markosyan, Siddhartha Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 9901108
    Abstract: A composition comprising an enzyme, a mycotoxin-binding agent and a microorganism capable of taking up a mycotoxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Philip Mann, David Parfitt
  • Patent number: 9668495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a green tea beverage packed in a container which has a strong fire odor (savory odor), yet gives a refreshing aftertaste and can be drunk delectably even in a cold state. Specifically disclosed is a green tea beverage packed in a container characterized in that the saccharide concentration thereof, which is the sum of the monosaccharide concentration and the disaccharide concentration, is 100 to 300 ppm and the ratio of the disaccharide concentration to the monosaccharide concentration (disaccharides/monosaccharides) is 10 to 28. It is preferred that the ratio of catechins with electron localization to said saccharide concentration (catechins with electron localization/saccharides) is 1.0 to 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ITO EN, LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Sasame, Keisuke Numata, Fuyuki Fujihara, Kazunobu Tsuru
  • Patent number: 9670442
    Abstract: A method of treating an beverage, comprising exposing a beverage to an ion exchange matrix that includes a mixture of cation exchange beads and anion exchange beads each capable of binding to one or more cationic or anionic constituents present in the beverage and thereby reduce concentrations of the one or more cationic or anionic constituents in the beverage and capable of maintaining a pH of the beverage within ±0.5 pH units of the beverage's pretreatment pH value. The cationic or anionic constituents have a noxious effect on humans and the cation exchange beads include a cationic mineral form and the anion exchange beads include a chloride mineral form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Purewine Inc.
    Inventors: David Meadows, Howard Ketelson
  • Patent number: 9458225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for purifying lactoferrin, which is a pharmacologically important milk protein having various physiological activities, from a secretory fluid containing lactoferrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Hassan Mohamed Hassan Abdalla
  • Patent number: 9456627
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for isolating sialic acid containing oligosaccharides and in particular sialyllactose from a milk stream and especially from a whey stream. The process yields a product having a high content of sialyllactose and a low content of phosphorus compounds. This product is highly suitable to be included in infant foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FRIESLAND BRANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Alfred Willy Bonte, Gijsbert Klarenbeek, Marcus Johannes Aloysius Becker
  • Patent number: 9351518
    Abstract: Methods for concentrating phenolics in a solution and compositions related to the concentrated phenolics are provided. In particular, methods and compositions are described relating to concentrated phenolics obtained from cranberry feedstock extracts combined with fumaric acid as beverage additives. Additionally, methods for obtaining phenolics from feedstocks using resin absorbtion and elution are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell Vernon Dravenstadt, Paula Lent, Margarita Gomez, Harold L. Mantius, Lawrence Rose, Stephen Joseph Nojeim, Christopher McNamara, James Johnson
  • Patent number: 9266900
    Abstract: Reduced color and improved color stability isohexide products are enabled through adding one or more antioxidants to a crude dehydration product mixture from an acid-catalyzed dehydration of a corresponding hexitol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Erik Hagberg, Erin M. Rockafellow, Brennan Smith, Kenneth F. Stensrud
  • Patent number: 9204662
    Abstract: A method for producing clear, concentrated sweet potato juice, including: a) cleaning, peeling, crushing, and gelatinizing a raw material of sweet potatoes to yield a sweet potato paste, and squeezing the sweet potato paste to obtain skin dregs and a squeezed clear juice; b) performing enzymolysis to part of the skin dregs and adding the hydrolyzed skin dregs to the sweet potato paste for squeezing; c) performing enzymolysis and filtering to the squeezed clear juice to obtain a sweet potato clear juice; d) combining the rest part of the skin dregs and sweet potato skins generated during the peeling process to obtain a sweet potato residue; e) extracting dietary fiber from the sweet potato residue; and f) adding the dietary fiber to the sweet potato clear juice and post-treating the sweet potato clear juice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: SDIC ZHONGLU FRUIT JUICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sixin Wang, Chuanzhu Leng, Xihong Li, Haitao Ye, Yajun Sun, Yage Xing, Weili Li, Ting Xue, Haidong Liu, Chongxiao Shao, Weiqi Yang, Jing Jin
  • Patent number: 9145423
    Abstract: A process is described for producing an isohexide wherein an hexitol or a combination of hexitols is continuously dehydrated in the presence of an acid catalyst under vacuum using a thin film evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Alexandra Sanborn, Brennan Smith, Joshua Terrian, Erik Hagberg, Erin Rockafellow, Kenneth Stensrud
  • Patent number: 9060532
    Abstract: A method for the removal of mycotoxins from cereal or oil seed meal that includes the use of a mycotoxin sequestrant to form a food grade composition for human consumption wherein said composition contains no more or less than an FDA approved level of mycotoxin for a human food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Jack P Davis, Timothy H Sanders, Lauren Seifert
  • Publication number: 20150125581
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method for producing a high quality umami-active tomato fraction, said process comprising the steps of: a. providing a tomato serum; b. separating the tomato serum into two or more portions, including a lycopene-depleted portion and a lycopene-enriched portion; c. concentrating the lycopene-depleted portion to at least 10° Brix; d. chromatographically fractionating the concentrated lycopene-depleted portion into two or more fractions, including a crude umami fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:monosaccharide of X and a monosaccharide fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:monosaccharide of Y, wherein the ratio X:Y exceeds 20; e. optionally, concentrating the crude umami fraction; f. chromatographically fractionating the crude umami fraction into two or more fractions, including a clean umami fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of K and a citrate fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of L, wherein the ratio K:L exceeds 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc. d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Nikolaos Mavroudis, Marco Giuseppe Mazzotti, Michael Jacobus Suijker
  • Publication number: 20150079245
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion of fructan-containing particles, wherein the D50 of the fructan-containing particles lies between 2 ?m and 50 ?m and the solids content of the aqueous dispersion lies between 61 wt. % and 80 wt. %. Also described is a process for the preparation of an aqueous dispersion of fructan-containing particles comprising: bringing fructan and water together to form a mixture; optionally hydrolysing a portion of the fructans in the mixture, such that at the end of this step between 5 wt. % and 25 wt. % of all fructans in the mixture are essentially non-soluble at room temperature; optionally bring the mixture into contact with a purification agent, followed by removal of the purification agent from the mixture; and concentrating the mixture such that the solids content lies between 61 and 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kim Martha Jozefa Frooninckx, Francois Alice Alphonso Heroufosse
  • Patent number: 8980352
    Abstract: Control of flavor characteristics of and fresh taste in fruit juice, particularly citrus fruit juice, and especially orange juice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Havekotte, Thomas Hofmann, Anneke Glabasnia, Cheryl Nagle, Michael J. Morello, Todd A. Rakofsky, Rachel L. Jordan
  • Patent number: 8971586
    Abstract: A digital image of a target object is received and the image includes a plurality of pixels. The target object is at least a portion of an animal, and the portion of the animal is disposed in the image according to a predetermined disposition. The weight of the animal is determined using the model and at least one characteristic. At least some of the pixels of the image of animal are analyzed to determine at least one characteristic of the image of the animal. The weight of the animal is determined using the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Gomas, John Sweeney, Edward Theil
  • Patent number: 8951549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof, wherein the amines have the general chemical formula I R1R2R3N and the salts have the formula II R1R2R3N—H, wherein the amines and salts thereof exist in aqueous solution or aqueous suspension and are brought into contact with clinoptilolitic or clinoptilolite-containing mixtures. The method itself is suitable for use in food preparation and in the manufacture of foods. The inventive idea of reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof is also useful in the manufacture of medical products for absorbing and for removing amines from the intestinal tract or the skin area of humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Froximun AG
    Inventors: Günter Steimecke, Steffen Hoffmann, Thomas Görner
  • Publication number: 20150030732
    Abstract: A method of treating an beverage, comprising exposing the beverage to an ion exchange matrix that bind one or more ionic constituents present in the beverage and reduce concentrations of the one or more ionic constituents in the beverage, wherein the ionic constituents have a noxious effect on humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: David Meadows, Howard Ketelson
  • Patent number: 8932659
    Abstract: A process for the isolation and/or purification of a desired component, particularly 3?sialyl lactose, from whey, particularly cheese whey, comprising the steps of: optionally subjecting the whey to ultrafiltration to provide a protein concentrate and a whey permeate; contacting the whey or whey permeate with at least one series of ion exchange resins, said series comprising a first weak acid cation resin, a first weak base anion resin, a second strong acid cation resin, a second weak base anion resin to demineralize the whey permeate; contacting this demineralized permeate with two final ion exchange resins comprising a strong acid cation resin and a final weak base anion resin, wherein the desired component, such as 3? sialyl lactose, is taken up on the final anion resin; and eluting the desired component from the final anion resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Separation Technologies Investments Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Niall Scott, Ashok Krishnapillai
  • Patent number: 8927038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to preparations comprising (arabino)xylan oligosaccharides with average degree of polymerisation between 4 and 10 and average degree of arabinose substitution between 0.15 and 0.35, which beneficially modulate the intestinal flora, such preparation comprising both xylo- and arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides. Preferably, the arabinoxylooligosaccharides are substituted in part by hydroxycinnamic acids and exert antioxidant effects. Furthermore, it is preferred that the preparations according to the present invention have a nitrogen content below 0.16% (w/w) in order to ensure good organoleptic and color properties, particularly upon heating said preparations. In addition, food, beverage and nutritional supplement products comprising the preparations are provided as well as methods to prepare the said preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Willem Broekaert, Christophe Courtin, Jan Delcour
  • Publication number: 20150004290
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for a purified tea extract having improved solubility of the non-polymer catechins in a solvent. The production method for a purified tea extract according to the present invention comprises bringing a tea extract into contact with a magnesium-type or lithium-type cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi Shikata, Hideo Ohminami, Hitoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20140377422
    Abstract: A method for removal of metal ions from rice hull. The method includes: 1) providing a water storage reactor, and disposing a gas dispersion device at the bottom of the water storage reactor; 2) bagging rice hull, placing it in the water storage reactor, and pressing down on the bagged rice hull to be lower than a water surface in the water storage reactor; 3) spraying industrial flue gas into the water storage reactor; controlling the amount of the industrial flue gas such that the amount of carbon dioxide dissolved in per 100 g of water is about 1 g, whereby generating a carbonic acid solution; 4) allowing the carbonic acid solution to react with metal ions in the rice hull to yield a precipitate; and 5) washing the rice hull collected in step 4), washing again with desalinated water, and then squeezing the rice hull.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yilong CHEN, Yanfeng ZHANG, Leiming TAO, Wenxue LUO, Zhilong WANG, Zhixiang LUO, Yongjie XUE
  • Publication number: 20140377421
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a plant derived beverage product or process intermediate, the method including the steps of: providing a crushed or liquefied extract of a plant material, exposing the extract to a size exclusion purification means involving membrane filtration (such as nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis or cross flow filtration) to provide a beverage product or a process intermediate thereof, wherein the purification means is capable of at least partially separating an undesirable component, from a desirable component. The purification methods may be applied to plant materials to selectively remove various components, while leaving others. This allows for the preparation of custom plant extract beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gillian Kambouris
  • Publication number: 20140356497
    Abstract: There is described a composition useful for the prevention, mitigation or slowing of the discolouration of produce (fruit) the composition comprising from about 0.05% w/w to about 99.95% w/w calcium ascorbate, and derivatives thereof, the remainder comprising an enzyme inhibitor composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ian Dodd
  • Publication number: 20140348992
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for processing a fruit product that has been impacted by a disease. The fruit product yields a higher than normal acidity and bitterness due to the disease. The fruit product also yields a higher cloudiness than a fruit product that is not impacted by the disease. The fruit product is processed to yield a consumable product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Bucher-Alimentch Limited
    Inventors: Nick Shea, Chris Miller, Tim Schofield
  • Publication number: 20140341953
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of preparing stable gas-in-water dispersions by silicic acid complexation of micron-sized gas bubbles, and stable dispersions prepared by silicic acid complexation. Compositions and products comprising the dispersions are also disclosed. Dispersions may be stable over an extended period of time at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Vance BERGERON, Jean-Thierry SIMONNET, Florence LEVY, Aurelie LAFUMA, Stephane SANTUCCI
  • Publication number: 20140335246
    Abstract: A natural sweetener composition comprises a blend of Stevioside extract and Rebaudioside A extract, wherein the ratio of Rebaudioside A extract to Stevioside extract is between about 12:1 to about 1:12 and the purity of both extracts is from about 60% to about 97.5%. The sweetener composition may further include sweet sugars and non-natural sugars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: GLG LIFE TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luke Zhang, Kevin Li
  • Publication number: 20140316011
    Abstract: The invention described herein provides a modified material is a packaging material in which, at least one side, the product contact side, has been modified to sequester ions in order to prevent the ions from being available to promote degradative reactions in biological or chemical products such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, cosmetics, paints and chemicals. The invention described herein also includes methods of making the packaging materials and methods of using the packaging materials for preserving the integrity of biological and chemical compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Julie M. Goddard, Eric A. Decker
  • Patent number: 8859026
    Abstract: The present application described a method of reducing methoxypyrazines (MPs) in grapes or grape products comprising: (a) contacting the grape or grape product with a protein that binds to MPs at a pH of about 3 to about 4 to form a protein-MP complex; and (b) removing the protein-MP complex from the grape or grape product. Also described is a method of removing MPs from samples comprising contacting the sample with a polyethersulfone membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Brock University
    Inventors: Debra Inglis, Ai Lin Beh, Ian David Brindle, Gary Pickering, Eric Fabian Humes
  • Patent number: 8852660
    Abstract: Compositions of reducing agents and carriers for producing a stable negative oxidation reduction potential in consumable materials are disclosed and claimed. Compositions of the invention find use in enhancing the hydration and anti-oxidant value of consumable materials such as foods, beverages and cosmetics, for example. Compositions of the invention also find use in water treatment, agricultural and scientific research applications. Methods for using and making the compositions are also within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Dusan Miljkovic
  • Patent number: 8840947
    Abstract: A process for the demineralization and fractionation of cheese whey or raw milk comprising the steps of: a) subjecting the whey or raw milk to ultrafiltration to provide a retentate fraction and a permeate fraction; b) concentrating the permeate fraction by means of nanofiltration; c) subjecting the nanofiltration retentate to ion permeation chromatography at elevated temperatures of between 50° C. and 80° C. using an appropriate resin; and d) eluting the nanofiltration retentate with water in various fractions to obtain fractions which may be low in mineral content and/or high in 3?-sialyl lactose content and/or high in other desirable components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Separation Technologies Investments Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Niall Scott, Ashok Krishnapillai
  • Patent number: 8828465
    Abstract: A mycotoxin binder is disclosed characterized by 45% or more humic acid, maximum solubility of 20% at pH between 1.5 and 7.0, and an in vitro mycotoxin binding efficiency of at least 80% and preferably 90% with adsorption of at least 85% at pH 3.0 and desorption less than 10% at pH 6.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Elke Schoeters, Hankes Li, Stefaan Van Dyck, Ye Lao, Richard Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140227409
    Abstract: The present invention is a new method and composition that enhance bone repair, formation, maintenance and slowing of bone resorption. The present invention relates to methods and compositions that enhance collagen formation, tendon health and tendon injury healing, bone maintenance and bone injury healing, and the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases. The present invention is a part of the therapy to maintain bone health among patients with diabetic bone resorption and others with metabolic disorders. In one embodiment, the composition is a composite of hydroxyapatite and an organic matrix composed of milk pH-dependent serum proteins, i.e., bone morphogenic proteins (BMP), milk serum-derived specific proteins (MSSP), and milk serum derived proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Rajan V. Vembu
  • Patent number: 8795750
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a low-phosphorus whey, the method including subjecting a raw whey liquid to a demineralization treatment using a nanofiltration method to obtain a low-chloride whey liquid in which the chloride content has been reduced to not more than 30 mmol per 100 g of solids, and passing the low-chloride whey liquid through an ion exchange resin to obtain an ion-exchanged whey liquid having a reduced phosphorus content, wherein the ion exchange resin is composed of an anion exchange resin, and at least an anion exchange resin in chloride form is used as the anion exchange resin. The method of manufacturing a low-phosphorus whey can reduce the phosphorus content within the whey while suppressing reduction in the calcium and magnesium content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Seki, Masatoshi Ohnishi, Kie Kinoshita, Yoshitaka Tamura, Hitoshi Saito, Hiroshi Ochi, Takafumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8771772
    Abstract: Shown is a method of selectively separating milk fat globule membrane fragments and milk fat globules from whey. The method includes the steps of adding to whey an amount of a whey-soluble zinc salt and adjusting the pH of the whey to be less than 6.0. The amount of zinc salt added to the whey is sufficient to cause milk fat globule membrane fragments and milk fat globules contained in the whey to precipitate selectively from the whey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventor: Srinivasan Damodaran
  • Publication number: 20140178541
    Abstract: Methods of preventing gout attacks are disclosed. The methods allow consumption of alcoholic drinks including beer in excess volume without triggering a gout attack. The methods discuss techniques of removing or reducing the levels of amino acid, protein, or purine levels in liquids. Amino acids, proteins, or purines break down forming uric acids which can trigger gout attacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bo Tran
  • Patent number: 8755570
    Abstract: A digital image of a target object is received and the image includes a plurality of pixels. The target object is at least a portion of an animal, and the portion of the animal is disposed in the image according to a predetermined disposition. The weight of the animal is determined using the model and at least one characteristic. At least some of the pixels of the image of animal are analyzed to determine at least one characteristic of the image of the animal. The weight of the animal is determined using the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Steve Gomas, John Sweeney, Edward Theil
  • Publication number: 20140154377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable oil-in-water emulsions comprising a polyunsaturated fatty acid, an emulsifier, water, a metal chelating agent, and an antioxidant, and processes for preparing the stable oil-in-water emulsions. The stable oil-in-water emulsions are substantially free from coalescence, flocculation, Ostwald ripening, and creaming, for a period of at least five months at a temperature of about 4° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Wei Wang-Nolan, Bradley Martin Hurst, Sin Wai Lee, Micah Needham, Gang Su, Jimbin Mai
  • Publication number: 20140147562
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for the production of a liquid coffee concentrate that has an improved storage stability at ambient temperature. The process comprises separating coffee extract resulting in a high aromatic coffee extract and a low aromatic coffee extract and subjecting the low aromatic coffee extract to a heat treatment and, optionally, a pH rising step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Gertjan Heijman, Wilhelmus Johannes de Bruin, Maarten Juriaan Verhoeven
  • Patent number: 8734878
    Abstract: Shown is a method of selectively separating milk fat globule membrane fragments and milk fat globules from whey. The method includes the steps of adding to whey an amount of a whey-soluble zinc salt and adjusting the pH of the whey to be less than 6.0. The amount of zinc salt added to the whey is sufficient to cause milk fat globule membrane fragments and milk fat globules contained in the whey to precipitate selectively from the whey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventor: Srinivasan Damodaran
  • Publication number: 20140141136
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method of producing caseinomacropeptide (CMP)-containing compositions in high yield and having a very low content of phenylalanine (Phe). More specifically, the method involves subjecting a whey derived feed to a combination of ultrafiltration and subsequent cation exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Arla Foods Amba
    Inventors: Jesper Christensen, Hans Henrik Holst
  • Publication number: 20140134308
    Abstract: A ruminant mineral feed additive for dairy cattle and ruminant animals includes a unique combination of zeolite, dolomitic hydrate lime, and dolomite mineral fines that are prilled and hydrothermally reacted to produce a valuable dietary supplement for control of acidosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen L. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140120211
    Abstract: The use of a material in the production of a beverage, wherein the material particles are added in the course of the production process to a starting material or an intermediate product of the beverage and are then separated off again prior to finishing of the beverage, wherein the particles of the material are characterised in that they at least partially comprise a silicate, wherein the silicate particles with respect to the total weight of the particles have a proportion of at least one metal ion in the range of between 1.5 and 30% by weight, wherein the at least one metal ion is selected from a metal ion of the elements La, Ce, Cu, Ag, Zn, Sn, Ca, Mg, Fe and Mn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Erbsloh Geisenheim AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Fröhlich, Volker Müller, Anne Besier
  • Publication number: 20140113040
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of treating food products by applying an antimicrobial composition and processing the food product using selected processing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Ecolab USA Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140093626
    Abstract: A pulse protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., preferably a pulse protein isolate having a protein content of at least about 90 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., is prepared from a pulse protein source material by extraction of the pulse protein source material with an aqueous calcium salt solution, preferably calcium chloride solution, to cause solubilization of pulse protein from the protein source and to form an aqueous pulse protein solution, separating the aqueous pulse protein solution from residual pulse protein source, optionally concentrating the aqueous pulse protein solution while maintaining the ionic strength substantially constant by using a selective membrane technique, optionally diafiltering the optionally concentrated pulse protein solution, and optionally drying the optionally concentrated and optionally diafiltered pulse protein solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin I. Segall, Martin Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20140079850
    Abstract: A coffee cherry is harvested, preferably in a sub-ripe state, and quick-dried to provide a basis for numerous nutritional products. Such coffee cherries and portions thereof may be particularly characterized by their extremely low concentration of mycotoxins, including various aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, and/or vomitoxin (DON, deoxynivalenol).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dusan Miljkovic, Brad Duell, Vukosava Miljkovic
  • Publication number: 20140079865
    Abstract: Processes are provided for preparing acidified milk drinks having improved stability. In an aspect, the process involves adding an aqueous stabilizer solution including an HM pectin and one or more sequestrants to an acidified milk product to produce the acidified milk drink. The one or more sequestrants desirably are present in the aqueous stabilizer solution in an amount that is stoichiometrically greater than the concentration of calcium ions present in the aqueous stabilizer solution, and are present in the acidified milk drink in an amount that is stoichiometrically less than the concentration of calcium ions in the acidified milk drink. The resulting acidified milk drink is characterized as a stable, optically opaque, drinkable product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CP Kelco ApS
    Inventors: Klaus Stegler Bjerrum, Tina Benne Lohmann, Claus Rolin
  • Publication number: 20140079816
    Abstract: The present invention provides stabilized oil-in-water emulsions with an extended range of chemical, thermal and/or mechanical stabilities, and method(s) for their preparation. Such preparations provide an environmentally-protective biopolymer component exhibiting improved adherence to the dispersed phase, reducing or eliminating dissociation therefrom under such conditions, for use in the context of a range of food, pharmaceutical, personal care, health care, cosmetic and other end-use applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: David Julian McClements, Eric Andrew Decker
  • Publication number: 20140050829
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided are a combined product comprising an edible-oil purifying agent and a container, and a purification method of edible oil using the same. [Solution] The combined product comprises the edible-oil purifying agent and the container for enclosing the edible-oil purifying agent, the container including a non-woven fabric bag and a stainless steel casing, which accommodates the at least one bag, which has many pores, and which is provided with a stainless steel handle. The combined product is used by being placed into and taken out from the edible oil in an oil bath. In use, the enclosed edible-oil purifying agent is contacted with the heated edible oil in the oil bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: KYOWA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAMAJUN
    Inventors: Keiichiro Yamashita, Seiji Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20140044843
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of producing a sweet juice composition from monk fruit and other fruit of the Cucurbitaceae family containing mogroside V and other terpene glycosides. The methods employ a cation exchange resin and an anion exchange resin to obtain a sweet juice composition with a clean flavor. The sweet juice composition can be used in a food, beverage, pharmaceutical or dietary supplement product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: GUILIN GFS BIO-TECHNOLOGY CO. LIMITED, BIOVITTORIA LIMITED
    Inventor: Rex Murray LYNDON